Photographer accidentally captures the moment of the Beirut explosion during a wedding photoshoot

Mahmoud Nakib is a Wedding photographer and was about taking pictures of a stunning bride in Beirut when the moment of the explosion struck. Comprehensively unaware of the horrific incident that was about to take place, the bride is seen posing to the video footage for what was supposed to be the luckiest day of her life.

The smile on her face was taken away really fast by the shockwave, which suddenly stirs up her wedding dress and knocks down the cameraman. The square where the wedding photoshoot was taking place was just around 0.75 miles away from the port where the explosion occurred.

Reportedly, Lebanon’s health minister said that at least 135 people has died, 5,000 are wounded, and more than 300,000 people are in homeless situation due to the destruction. As authorities are investigating the cause of this authentic catastrophe, it is now believed that more 2,450 metric tons of the explosive ammonium nitrate may be the cause.

This is the moment Mahmoud Nakib captured the catastrophic explosion in the place they were:

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Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

The square where the wedding photoshoot was taking place was just around 0.75 miles away from the port where the explosion occurred.

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Photographer Mahmoud Nakib shared the footage of the aftermath on his social media

Credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

Image credits: Mahmoud Nakib

The disaster that hit Lebanon, puts the nation in a more precarious situation, as the nation was already struggling with a free fall economy, rising food prices, and the coronavirus pandemic that is striking all the world.

But there are multiple ways to help the victims of the explosion though:

The Lebanese Red Cross is seeking donations to help with disaster prevention and relief. Other organisations that are accepting donations to help out the country suffering from the disaster include Lebanese Food BankImpact Lebanon, and Amel Association.

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